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How to get there :

In Québec City region, on Highway 40 take Exit Le Gendre.

On Le Gendre, North bound, take a right turn on Auclair Street, then left on de la Peltrie Street. You should soon see Parc Robitaille on your left.

In order for a park to be named Robitaille Park and located on the ancestral family land, a number of people had to be involved. The person who took on the major responsibility for making this dream a reality was none other than our first president, René from Quebec. Here is a brief history of the park, as told by René:

 

A long time ago, my father showed me this old house, located at the end of a small road leading to Holy Family Road, and said that "this was the home of our Robitaille ancestors." Once we formed the Association, I tried to find this "old house at the end of the road." I found it in the middle of a new residential development. I went to the developer's office where I saw on the wall, the development plan for the project. It had, in the centre, a space colored green. I realized that this was the site for a proposed park, because the City of Sainte-Foy requires that developers set aside 10% of a property being developed for the city for development as a park. This also confirmed what Ovila Robitaille had told us earlier: that a park had been planned in the neighborhood. So, I said to myself:

This park should obviously be called Robitaille Park since it is located on the ancestral property of the Robitailles.

I undertook an approach to Mr. Serge Forest, Director of Municipal Services, and with City Councilor Guy Filllion who told me quite simply to submit a written request to the city.

The request was made and, finally, on August 7, 1989 the City of Sainte-Foy in Resolution 39727, moved by Mr. Guy Fillion and seconded by Mr. Gaston Paradis unanimously approved the following motion:

That the park located in Area 3 of Gaudardville be named Robitaille Park. …

 

it was on this land, therefore, that we unveiled our monument on August 1, 1993.

 

René plante un arbre au Parc Robitaille
Planting of a symbolic maple tree in 1995 between the monument and a large apple tree.

 

Vue du Parc
General view of the park on the occasion of a rally. Note the significant vegetation in the background.

 

  • Newsletter #95

    In Bulletin #95 (Fall 2022) we continue to publish Lorraine Robitaille-Samson's book. We are in chapter 7 which presents illustrious descendants of Pierre Robitaille and Marie Maufay.

    We also tell the story of Rose Robitaille, of exotic origins and we discover the journey of two first cousins

    Fifty-eight pages of Robitaille stories!

    Robitailleries No 95

  • A Word from the President - Spring 2022

    Hello loyal members,

    A new year has begun with great hope that near-normal life will return.

    Some received a 4th dose of vaccine to hopefully reduce the risk of contamination or, at least, reduce the

    Read more: A Word from the President - Spring 2022

  • Newsletter #94

    In Newsletter #94 (Spring 2022) we continue the publication of Lorraine Robitaille-Samson's book with chapter 6.

    We also tell the story of Alfred Robitaille. a vinegar manufacturer.

    Forty-eight pages of Robitaille stories!

    Robitailleries No 94

  • Souvenirs 1991

    The Association received as a gift a souvenir photo album of the Robitailles' trip to the land of the ancestors in 1991.

    Were you on that trip?

     

    Link to that album